Skyfall 2012

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Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Starring:
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Runtime:
2 hours 23 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Skyfall

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Sam Mendes
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Supporting actors Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew C. Miller on 12 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
SKYFALL [2013] [Limited Edition SteelBook] [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] The story centres on James Bond [Daniel Craig] investigating an attack on MI6; the attack is part of a plot by former MI6 operative Raoul Silva [Javier Bardem] to humiliate, discredit and kill M as revenge against her for betraying him. The film sees the return of two recurring characters to the series after an absence of two films: Q, played by Ben Whishaw, and Eve Moneypenny, played by Naomie Harris. ‘Skyfall’ is the last film of the series for Dame Judi Dench, who played M, a role that she had played in the previous six films. The position is subsequently filled by Ralph Fiennes' character, Gareth Mallory.

FILM FACT: The film won several accolades, including Two BAFTA Awards, Two Academy Awards and Two Grammys. The song was nominated for and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was the first time a James Bond song had won, and only the fourth time one had been nominated. ‘Skyfall’ also won the BRIT Award for Best British Single at the 2013 BRIT Awards

Cast: Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Nicholas Woodeson, Bill Buckhurst, Elize du Toit, Ian Bonar, Gordon Milne, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Wolf Blitzer, Milorad Kapor, Huw Edwards, John Hodgkinson, Jens Hultén, Michael Pink, Russell Balogh, Greg Bennett, Paul Davis

Director: Sam Mendes

Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson and Callum McDougall

Screenplay: John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade

Composer: Thomas Newman

Cinematography: Roger Deakins

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Audio: English: 5.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Nov 2012
Format: DVD
Even though never did I warm up to the choice of Daniel Graig as the next Bond (I still think Clive Owen would had been a better fit - and he would probably have the good sense to stay away from...botox), I had to admit that Casino Royale was an excellent Bond film. With all the explosive and seductive sequences and all its gadgets (and product placement) one would expect. It was great, solid entertainment.

Then came Quantum of Solace and it turned out to be little more than a patchwork of all the leftovers from Casino. As a coda, it had its uses. As a new film, it would not be missed. Little did I know how the future held an even greater disappointment.

I was truly hyped to watch SKYFALL. All the critics praised it and all the buzz was how Mendes managed to revive and, at the same time, humanize Bond. He did not. He did not even try.

The film suffers from a number of shortcomings. The script is weaker than milk and water trying to pass as English tea. Javier does a decent job portraying an albino(?) villain, if not a bit caricaturish. It is the script that make him look incompetent though.
Would you hire a world renown surgeon to clip your nails? How about a champion fisherman to catch fish you already have in a barrel? Well, this supervillain hires a top assassin to snipe at a man who is already surrounded by his men.
If in the post 9/11 world, you somehow managed to get your hands on a military helicopter, would you not remember to equip it with a couple of rockets not to have to rely on its puny machine gun?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 14 April 2013
Format: DVD
Enjoyable film as usual excellent opening action sequence. Craig is good and adds the intensity that many like to the Bond role. (he's starting to look a bit older here though)
I do think the film could have been trimmed down a bit or tightened up sequence wise. After the opening there is a bit too much non Bond stuff going on for my tastes, I've no problems with a bit of exploration and talking stuff... some call it getting to know the characters. You could chop 25-30 minutes off this and it would be improved for it.

1 hour and 7 mins in we finally see Javier Bardem, ala Silva the disgruntled ex agent complete with a nice blonde dye job (it does make him very unusual and menacing looking) Javier is superb as the bad guy in this film his presence is felt in every scene he is in (some humorous moments too "oooh Mr Bond chair scene is memorable!). It's just a shame we have to wait this long to get to him.

This Bond film is thin on the gadgets, and some say the better for it. I've no issues with the back to basics take, or the non rule the world plot. Yes it does make a change to have an ex agent theme for this movie. There are some good sequences, but for me it's only when Silva arrives we really get stuck into things (and that's a good half way into the movie). Ending wise I though a little bit basic for me. And the pace of the movie felt too stretched out; as above a good trip to the cutting room would have helped in a lot of ways.

Overall I enjoyed it and surprisingly for a Bond film it does benefit from a second viewing. For me a 4/5 film one of the better Bond movies..but die hard gadget and all action Bond fans might not appreciate the more leisurely pace of the film.
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